Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.
Posts about Châteauneuf-Du-Pape
    • A guest post from John Compisi about Coro Mendocino

      To paraphrase the noted philosopher Monty Python, “and now for someone completely different,” instead of “the larch,” I would like to introduce you to John Compisi. John is a retired Army officer, lives 15 miles from Hopland, tastes and writes about wine. Expect a very different piece, as anything I wrote would have been informed by my experience as an Army non commissioned o ...

      John Cesano/ John on Wine- 1 readers -
  • Côtes du Rhône: History, Geography and Geology 101

    … and the soils. Garriques refer to the aromatic plants that grow throughout the region as natural, wild, local brush. These plants provide the staples to southern French cuisine and contribute to the distinct flavors found in Rhône wines. Wild rosemary, sage, thyme, and bayleaf plants sprout in valleys, along slopes and atop the hills. Côtes du…

    Wine Trip Chick- 3 readers -
  • 2005 Cuvée du Vatican Réserve Sixtine – Bottle Notes

    … Cuvee du Vatican is a 40-acre estate in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, in the Rhone Valley. It is owned and operated by the Diffonty family, which traces its history in Rhone Valley winemaking to the 17th century. Jean-Marc Diffonty now runs the estate. In 1998, Cuvee du Vatican began producing the popular, Reserve Sixtine wine from some of their oldest…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • What We Have Been Drinking—11/17/2014

    …” to be reduced by that much at the PLCB. Second, there was a solid white Burgundy (but since it was only a half bottle, it was hard to give it top honors this week). Last, there was the bottle of Tallulah Chardonnay Farina Vineyard that I opened while interviewing the winemaker, Mike Drash, over the phone. Mike is a great guy, and we talked wine, family…

    the drunken cyclistin Pinot Noir Malbec Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Pégaü-boo, I see you!

    … did. Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée 2011 Infanticide. But what I liked about it is that it almost smells of Musar. It doesn't have Musar's volatility nor do I have to look at my soles to see if I've stepped in something canine though there is a slight stink to it, but otherwise the aromas of ripe but savoury, sunny fruit are similar…

    Repository of Useless Information- 1 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 16 – a great Faugères

    …, this is delicious and enjoyable to drink, as well as clearly being a complex and lovely wine. I am sure it would age very well indeed – should you keep a few bottles aside. If you like things like Châteauneuf-du-Pape, then you will enjoy this very much – 91/100 points. Available in the UK from £15 per bottle from Leon Stolarski Fine Wines, Vine…

    Quentin Sadler/ Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 7 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Rhone Grab Bag

    … and honeycomb. Some mineral and floral potpourri notes as well. I’m interested in cellaring this for three or four years, maybe more. (90 points IJB) Review: 2013 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape SRP: $30 Bright lemon colored. Vibrant and floral on the nose with papaya…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 7 readers -
  • Pick My Next Bottle – 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    … The July Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. Voting will close this Saturday and the winning bottle will be opened this Sunday. A Bottle…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 11 readers -
  • Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005

    … Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005 16 January 2014 by Kenny Galloway Part of our gift package after my team one first prize at the Défi de Bacchus 2009 wine tasting competition in Lyon, France. Figured it was time to crack open the bottle. So cheers to the ONE-FOUR! Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005 Tasting Notes: Ruby…

    The Grand Crew | wine communityin Syrah -
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